AROUND THE VALLEY
Women Working Wonders Fund Helps Lowell Community Health Center Build ‘Strong Women, Strong Families’
Thanks to a $5,000 grant to Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) from the Women Working Wonders Fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, more young mothers-to-be in recovery for substance use disorder (SUD) will have access to supports to improve outcomes for themselves and their child.
The health center’s “Strong Women, Strong Families” project supports Women Working Wonders’ objective to assist women in transition. The new grant will provide as many as 40 low-income pregnant and postpartum women with SUD with access to a specially designed support group and health-related services to promote their transition into recovery and strengthen families. The project is a component of the Supporting Healthy Families collaboration between Lowell CHC and Lowell General Hospital.
Achieve TMS East Celebrates The Opening Of Its Haverhill Location
Achieve TMS East, Massachusetts’ largest provider of deep TMS therapy for the treatment of depression and OCD, announced the opening of its newest center in Haverhill. Achieve TMS East celebrated the opening of its Haverhill office with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on August 9. Among the distinguished guests were Achieve TMS East psychiatrist Renee Snow, Achieve TMS East’s Director of Marketing Anita Taylor, and members of the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.
Megan House Foundation Awarded $5,000 through The Women Working Wonders Fund
The Women Working Wonders Fund, a permanently endowed fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, recently named the Megan House Foundation as one of five recipients of $5,000 through their annual grant program.
The grant award will help supplement the Megan House Foundation’s “Coming Home” project at Emma’s Place, which provides a sober living environment for parent-child reunification and bonding.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Lowell Community Health Center Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) announced the appointment of Brenda Rodriguez as chief financial officer. Rodriguez will oversee the health center’s financial planning, accounting and reporting. As a member of the leadership team, Rodriguez reports directly to CEO Susan West Levine.
Rodriguez has served in various leadership positions in education, health care and media, modernizing financial practices, driving business strategies and overseeing the implementation of new lines of business. Prior to her roles as CFO at College Bound Dorchester and Big Picture Learning Inc., Rodriguez spent more than 10 years at the New York Times Company.
Pentucket Bank Welcomes New Branch Officers
Scott D. Cote, CEO/chairman of the board, Charles A. Walker, president, and the senior management team of Pentucket Bank welcomed four new branch managers to the Westgate, Stadium, North Andover and Salem locations.
Jeannette Abi Samra Maroun, branch manager, joined Pentucket Bank in May in the Westgate location, taking over for longtime branch manager Patti Guerin following her recent retirement. Maroun comes to Pentucket with over seven years of banking experience specializing in business development, customer service and team coaching.
Susie Resendes is the assistant branch manager in the bank’s North Andover location. Resendes joined the Pentucket Bank team in May with over a decade of retail banking experience. Resendes is a graduate of Merrimack College.
Nicole Molesso is the assistant branch manager in the Salem branch. Molesso joined the team in May bringing ten years of industry experience. Molesso is responsible for managing daily branch operations.
Nancy Diaz is the assistant branch manager of the Stadium branch. Diaz comes to the bank with over a decade of retail banking experience and looks forward to applying her knowledge to her role with Pentucket.
Homeland Heroes Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament
The Homeland Heroes Foundation will be holding its 4th Annual Golf Tournament at the Windham Country Club to support its mission of re-assimilating service members into civilian life.
Windham, N.H. | HomelandHerosFoundation.org
28th Annual Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
This gold tournament will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include snacks, gifts, coupons, dinner and more.
Haverhill, Mass. | HaverhillMA.com
Back to School Backpack Drive
For the fourth year in a row, Jaffarian Volvo Toyota is collecting school supplies for Emmaus Family Shelter. Since 1985, Emmaus, located in Haverhill, has helped more than 30,000 children and adults out of homelessness and toward self-sufficiency. This past year alone, Emmaus has helped 2,478 people, including 1,238 children, through its shelters and housing programs.
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